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numbers picked out. thanks so much. >> it's five bucks. all right. i'll do it. good luck to all of us. see you tomorrow. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. in the west. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. we begin in libya. new day and new sounds of violence in tripoli. explosions and anti-aircraft fire echo across the capital. we'll get the latest from there. >>> witnesses say in government tanks and snipers are in the center of misurata and thofrs a hospitals are overflowing. gadhafi says he will defeat the coalition by any method. and that coalition is growing. this morning we learned that kuwait and jordan joining the list of countries against gadhafi. just minutes ago turkey joined the group. it will provide warships and a submarine to enforce an arms embargo against libya. this military action could be long and drawn out. here's what president obama said about that in an interview with cnn. >> gadhafi may try to hunker down and wait it out even in the face of a no-fly zone even though his forces have been degraded. but keep in mind that we don't just have milita
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life. and the loss of life as the death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour in the region. >> they do. and you hear those numbers and you know how well-prepared japan was to deal with something of this magnitude. frightening to think what could have been. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is frankly, staggering. the numbers barely begin to tell the story but they do give you a very good idea of where we stand at this hour. the official death toll is currently 2800. one po
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
>>> good morning. breaking news, a defense department official tells nbc news a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are live with the latest on the fate of the crew. >>> back to work. crews return to the damaged nuclear plant in japan to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that's escaping. this morning they have hit a new snag when it comes to re-establishing power to the facility. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone say they are winning today? has said, can anyone say they are winning today? tuesday, march 22, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the crash of a u.s. fighter jet happened overnight near the city of benghazi. the cause was likely mechanical. >> the pilots ejected and one crew member has been recovered. the other is what they are calling in the process of being rec
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within the coming days. however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. >>> disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises, once again, from that crippled nuclear plant and residents are now being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
in the west. george is taking time off. great to have dave muir with us. >> good morning, so sad. >> so sad, we're learning about the in legendary actress, liz taylor passing away. she died of congestive heart failure. surrounded the her four children. >> she was hospitaled six weeks ago, her condition stabilized. it was hoped she could return home. obviously not to be. one of her sons calling her an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love. we'll talk to our friend in a few minutes. >> liz taylor with those beautiful violet eyes. >> i know. >> she went on to film 50 h films, married 8 times, twice to richard burton. sharyn alfonsi has more on liz taylor's extraordinary life. she was just 12 years old when she filmed "national velvet" in 1954. >> she grew to be one of the most beautiful women in hollywood. she was maggie in "hot tin roof." >> is it a wonder? do you know what i feel like? i feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. >> reporter: by the time she played cleopatra in 1963, she was one of the most famous women in the w
. but you never know. i think all of us who loved her a lot had seen her get through so many extraordinary illnesses. in my case, you know, i sort of watched her over the past 20, 25 years, and she had been very sick many times, and she always had this extraordinary life force, and she sort of pushed through and came back. and i think we all thought that would be the case again, and definitely fervently hoped that. so it -- it's kind of shattering. and i think everybody around her, her very close friends and her family, are just devastated. >> you know, i was trying to think overnight, sally, about why it was that people around the world seemed to identify with her so much. none of us live a life like the one elizabeth taylor lived. and yet perhaps it was the fragility of her that allowed us to identify with her. she had ups and downs like all of us, turbulence, health issues, addiction. is that what you think made people really recognize her? >> i think that's definitely part of it. that she had these real challenges, and she was very honest about them. she was very authentic. i mean, eve
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
. it could spark intervention from the u.s. and its allies within hours. and david kerley is with the president, who is beginning a trip to latin america, in brazil. good morning, david? >> reporter: the president is in brazil now. waiting to see if the unpredictable moammar gadhafi heeds his warning. and gadhafi may have answered in the last several hours. and that letter that you mentioned, calling the u.n. resolution invalid. and his forces continue to strike at the rebels in the east. this morning, a striking image. a libyan fighter plane, shot down by rebel forces battling moammar gadhafi. the libyan leader had reportedly been bombing the rebels inside his country, despite president obama's stark warning just 12 hours earlier. >> a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. let me be clear. these terms are not negotiable. >> reporter: within hours of that statement, gadhafi's government scrambled, saying it's declared a cease-fire. but this morning, the fighting continues. and there are new questions about if and when the united states and its allies will have to enf
, and then the current 0 coalition led by the u.s., britain and france can stand down. the libyan government says the woman who burst into a tripoli hotel with a horrific tale of rape has been released. the last time we saw this woman libyan security forces were dragging her away and shoving her into a car. she had stormed into a hotel yesterday and hysterically told journalists that 15 members of moammar gadhafi's militia raped and beat her over a two-day period. her cousin is concerned over what may have happened to her in custody. >> translator: we were surprised when we saw what happened to iman. we didn't recognize her. her face looked different. she didn't look like herself. we home this problem passes but we're afraid gadhafi's people will give eman something to make her go crazy. >>> now back to the crisis in japan. many of the people who survived the march 11th earthquake and tsunami are considered lucky, but we report that many of them don't feel that way. >> reporter: in the haunted shell that remains of takata hospital, under the broken beds, the i.v. bags filled with mud, nurse suzuk
to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, and mud-soaked debris. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 1500 people were forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if you want to hear this but it can snow in syracuse into mid may. >> not that i don't want to hear it, but people in syra
, 2011. thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are some of the images which have been coming in and frankly they speak for themselves. unimaginable. >> the devastation we saw friday morning and now in the days after this disaster in japan we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars, but you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life and death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour. >> they do. you know how well prepared japan was. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is staggering. the numbers barely begin to tell the story but they give you a good idea where we stand. the official death toll is 2,800. one chief police estimates more than 10,000 people died in his province alone, more than 1,000 bodies have been found along the coast. all three reactors at fukushima have lost their cooling capacity. a second hydrogen explosion at the plant could be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away after d
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
health problems over the years. more details later on. nato said it will start using warships to enforce a united nations arms embargo against libya. also, u.s.-led coalition aircraft attack a base used by moammar gadhafi's forces to strike at the rebel-held city of misrata. president obama flies home from el salvador today and says a plan to hold off the leadership role in libya will go into effect this week. radiation levels in tokyo's water supply are now too high for infants. they are telling parents to use bottled water instead. meantime workers trying to stop radiation leaks at a damaged nuclear power plant were temporarily evacuated today when smoke rose from the complex again. detroit's population has plummeted by 25% over the past decade. this according to startling new census data. the former industrial powerhouse now has the smallest population its had since 1910. google's plan to digitize every book ever published and distribute them online has been rejected by a federal judge. over 15 million books have been scanned in the project that would have created the largest digital
the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approach and this, of course
as a subject and friend. barbara walters is here with us. you interviewed elizabeth five times. reaction to her death is really breathtaking out there. on tv news, all the way out to twitter. really touched something deep in the country, across the generations, too. why? what was it about her that captured or imagination and held it for so long? >> reporter: well, i did interview her five times, but i also considered elizabeth taylor a friend and many people don't realize this, she had four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and she loved them dearly, so, i would like to say that my heart and sympathies go out to her family tonight. but to your question. everything she did was larger than life. she was the most beautiful child star. she was the most exquisite adult leading lady. she had 50 movies, two oscars, eight marriages, two to the same man. scandalous headlines and courageous activism. she lived her life her way and, terry, she didn't give a damn what anybody else thought about it. there are some people for whom even the words superstar seems too small. elizabeth tay
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
. as well as a major hail storm there. we're going to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight, two workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we'll get details in a live report this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel's allison is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, m
measures. with u.s. support, the u.n. security council authorized a no-fly zone over libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television " on a friday morning. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. buckingham palace. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you as well. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there certainly are. japanese officials who have been criticized for downplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis raised their rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that
to the fullest with great passion and humor and love. though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her endearing contribution to our world. her remarkable body of work in film and ongoing successes of businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight of hiv and aids has always made it an incredibly proud of what she has accomplished. taylor was one of the last onscreen goddesses nominated multiple times for best actress in the academy awards oscar finally came for her performance in "butterfield aaden" in the '60s. she won second time for "who's afraid of virginia woolf." her private life was every bit as dramatic as her onscreen roles. married eight times. actor richard burton became her husband twice. later in life, elizabeth -- her act career, when she published a book and focused her attention on the world's aids epidemic. . in recent years as you mentioned she struggled with her health and hospitalized the last six weeks. again, her family, her four children, ten grandchildren were by her side when she passed e
>>> good morning. the libyan government of moammar gadhafi calls the u.s. resolution to intervene invalid, and says western allies will regret interfering in libya. in the eastern half of the country, rebels shot down a warplane attacking their stronghold, despite gadhafi's claims of a cease-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major
with troubling side effects. one woman will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during tod "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. myth is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco. miguel almaguer is there. good m
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
. thank you for being here with us. we have three major developing stories from overnight. none bigger than this first one we need to tell you about. breaking news out of libya where members of the opposition are now saying that the libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is trying to strike a deal, possibly trying to get safe passage out of the country saying he'll leave, but wants immunity. arwa damon joins us now on the phone with details of this from the center of the resistance, benghazi. this doesn't seem to mesh with his rhetoric over the past days and weeks. is this real? >> reporter: well, t.j., that really is what everyone here is trying to figure out at this stage. now, what we know from some of the opposition leadership is that they're saying that via intermediaries, they received an offer stating that colonel gadhafi would convene his people's congress, step aside, wants guarantees of safe passage for his family and guarantees he wouldn't be prosecuted. they're saying in return, he would have to first come out and publicly state he was no longer the leader of libya, a sustained ce
then, i negotiate directly with designers... so you get the savings. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> good morning. breaking news. a possible leak detected in one of the reactors at that damaged nuclear plant in japan after water inside tested 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. and this morning officials are expanding the voluntary evacuation zone. we'll have the latest in a live report. >>> wake-up call. the f.a.a. suspends a veteran tower controller after he fell asleep during his overnight shift at reagan national airport. it could lead to major safety changes nationwide. >>> final wish. elizabeth taylor laid to rest during an emotional private service and at her request she arrived fashionably late. one last grand entrance for a hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, march 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm mcalistatt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just a short time ago japan's prime minister delivered an address to his nation
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
says the rules need to be changed immediately. >>> targeting libya. u.s. and allied forces continue air strikes for the fifth straight night, but fail to stop moammar gadhafi from attacking a key rebel-held area. and in washington, the speaker of the house takes on president obama, as to why he didn't talk to congress before launching the attacks. >>> and remembering a legend. fans, friends, and some of hollywood's biggest stars honor elizabeth taylor's work both on-screen and off as the nation mourns the passing of the big-screen icon. we're going to look back at her life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. boy do we have a talker of a story. >> is this a stunner or what? it tops our news this morning. we begin with the investigation of washington's reagan national airport, where air traffic controller apparently just fell asleep on the job early wedn
>>> good morning. breaking news, a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are told they are safe. we're live with the latest. >>> significant step, the power lines have been connected to all six reactors at japan's nuclear plant. a major mile stone as crews race to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that is still escaping. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone really say they're winning today tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's 7:00 on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the fighter jet crashed overnight west of benghazi. >> we're being told the cause was likely mechanical. we'll get right to the story. jim miklaszewski has the story. jim, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. those airmen were flying east of benghazi when their f-15 fighter jet experienced mech
sent us and other people copies of a gun he bought -- copies of a receipt from a gun he bought, copies of a one-way ticket to anchorage. we kind of laughed it off. we got a restraining order on him. and lo and behold, last week he showed up in anchorage. >> reporter: sarah palin says she only ever plays to win. >> you're awesome, todd. >> reporter: her preferred tactic so far, the role of outsider. so with the political world watching her every move, she's enjoying making them wait. jackie long, bbc news, fairbanks, alaska. >> there she is. her name definitely being tossed around. also a couple of other folks, including donald trump. he sent a representative to assess things in iowa. >> it will be interesting. sarah is feuding with comedian kathy griffin. kathy has taken some potshots at -- >> kathy takes potshots at everyone. >> sarah palin fired back calling her a 50-year-old adult bully and a has-been comedian. >> she's a 50-year-old funny adult bully. that's for sure. you can definitely say that. the snow machine racing, good to see sarah palin there, snowmobiles. >> in her element
in less than three months, he's here to tell us why he's convinced he's sober for good today, wednesday, march 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. take a look at little falls, new jersey, where homeowners are dealing with some of the worst flooding there in years. >> the flooding is the result of the storm we told you about hear monday morning. it hit sunday night into monday causing creeks and rivers to overflow their banks. as we mentioned the storm headed to the northeast today is expected to create even more problems in this area. the latest in a live report and al's forecast in just a bit. >> also a warning if you use a wireless internet router. imagine sitting home when a dozen fbi agents storm in and accuse you of trafficking in child pornography. it happened to one stunned man in florida because someone else was stealing his signal. he will share his story and we'll tell you how to keep your computer safe. >>> and charlie sheen blasts his bosses in another onli
and sleep. i'll stay in the back of this car until gadhafi leaves, he told us. we all will. we edge closer to the key oil city of ras lanuf, now the tip of the spear in the fight to bring down gadhafi. the battle is close. the charred evidence of fresh fighting is everywhere as is the thud of artillery fire. this is where all the fighters are gathering right now. this is the furthest west that we're able to go. just 30 miles west from where we are standing right here, there's a big battle in a place called bin jawad. that is just up ahead where gadhafi's forces attacked using their advantage, fighter jets to pound the rebels, stopping their march toward gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli. for now. and for now it is as far as we can go too. lama hasan, abc news, ras lanuf, libya. >> unbelievable. >>> political uncertainty in libya and other oil-producing countries has sent fuel prices skyrocketing. a record for this time of year, $3.52. over the past four weeks, prices have jumped 39 cents per gallon and analysts say no immediate relief in sight. >>> even though gas prices are the highest they
't predict how long the operation will last, he did say the u.s. could transfer control of it to allied by saturday. meanwhile, house speaker boehner wrote to president obama today to complain that the mission's goals are not clearly defined. more now from mark phillips in tripoli. >> reporter: day five of the bombing campaign over libya and the combined coalition air forces have declared something like victory. >> their air force no longer exists as a fighting force. to the point that we can operat. >> reporter: control of the skies has led to near control on the ground, as moammar qaddafi's forces have learned. and as the bombing has continued, the brave face of the regime is showing some worry lines. instead of rambling on for hours as he often does, moammar qaddafi's latest pep rally's speech lasted a brief three minutes. out in public is a risky place for him to be these days. and where the obedient cheering crowds once numbered in tens of thousands, now they are often down to a few hundred, sometimes to mere dozens. even the regime's once p.r. machine is grinding down. today after
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